|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1927|
Mary Frances HUGHES-HALLETT, aged 81 years, born in Richmond, spinster, the daughter of Mary and Edward Knatchbull Hughes-Hallett. With property development in Sliema their residence was demolished in 1934, but it stood overlooking the sea at Qui-Si-Sana. Today a road bearing the Hughes-Hallett name indicates the site.
Publication: VIGILO - Din L - Art Helwa, April 2009, age 24
When the children were in Malta, and the Palazzo was occupied by Mary Wells Hughes Hallet, they lived in Britannia Street in Valletta. Henry Thomas was the eldest, followed by Harry Francis and Mary Frances.
Henry became a Colonel in the Middlesex Regiment of the British Army and resided with his sister Mary in the Palazzo from 1908 until his death in 1909, when he was buried with his parents.
Harry had a successful career in the Royal Navy, retiring with the rank of vice-admiral, with a CVO, and lived in the Palazzo in 1910 and 1912. He died in the Naval Hospital in Plymouth on 13 July 1913, but his body was brought to Malta to be buried in the family vault in Ta' Braxia on 19 December 1913.
Mary Frances lived in the house again in 1918 and from 1920 to 1926. "Miss Mary", who was well-known for her charitable work and was a great benefactress of the poor, never married, and died on 8 June 1927 She was also buried in the family vault.
In 1928, the Palazzo was sold and converted into the Garden Palace Hotel, where the young society of the time spent happy hours at thé dansants, parties and other functions. However, it did not last long; it went out of business and was demolished in 1934 – the site now the location of Hughes Hallet Street.
Edward Knatchbull Hughes Hallett (1809 - 1861)
Mary Wells Hughes Hallett (1819 - 1890)
Henry Thomas Hughes Hallett (1841 - 1909)*
Harry Francis Hughes Hallett (1844 - 1913)*
Mary Frances Hughes Hallett (1846 - 1927)
Ta' Braxia Cemetery
Northern Harbour, Malta
Created by: Cousins by the Dozens
Record added: Jan 01, 2012
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